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Why We Shouldn’t Ignore What’s Happening in Cameroon

TweetWhen Cameroon’s President Paul Biya decided to switch the internet in Cameroon’s anglophone provinces back on in April after three months, it might have looked like the crisis that had paralysed those parts of the country since the end of … Continue reading

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Challenging Discriminatory Legislation in Sudan Using African Legal Architecture

TweetImagine you are born in a country, to parents who were also born in that country, and all your life you believed you were a citizen of that country – with all the rights that go along with it. Then, … Continue reading

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Statelessness averted? Former Burundian refugees to receive Tanzanian citizenship

Tweet(This blog first appeared on the IntLawGrrls blog site) On 29 September 2014, at the annual meeting of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ Governing Executive Committee in Geneva, the government of Tanzania announced that it finally … Continue reading

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The brutal consequences of exclusion in Sudan

TweetThis blog first appeared on openDemocracy (http://www.opendemocracy.net/arab-awakening/lucy-hovil/consequences-of-exclusion-in-sudan) The story of one individual can bring home the realities of living under a repressive regime that otherwise seem intangible. The recent story of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim Ishag, a Sudanese woman who has … Continue reading

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Casamance: political will is needed to address the situation of IDPs

TweetFor thirty two years, the armed conflict in Casamance, which has pitted the government of Senegal against separatist rebels of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC), remains unresolved and the civilians displaced by it remain vulnerable. The MFDC … Continue reading

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South Sudan: where now?

TweetLucy Hovil South Sudan is currently on the edge. Reports of an alleged attempted coup in South Sudan on Sunday 15 December were followed by days of reports of firefights all over the capital Juba. On December 19, these were … Continue reading

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Tanzania must learn to be a good neighbour: the perspective from Uganda

TweetJust when we thought that our neighbour, Tanzania, was about to rethink its current policy of expelling other nationals from its soil, another problem came up. The latest news coming out of Tanzania is that some 25,000 Burundians were summarily … Continue reading

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Denial of citizenship rights and the link to atrocity crimes: Calling for greater recognition to be made of the need for inclusive approaches to citizenship

TweetToday, the UN General Assembly is having a dialogue to discuss the Secretary-General’s latest report on the implementation of the responsibility to protect – otherwise known as R2P. The idea behind the responsibility to protect – which effectively affirms the … Continue reading

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Finding a home at last? Rwandan exiles in Zambia

TweetThe Rt Revd John Osmers is the Assistant Anglican Bishop of Lusaka On 30th June this year, the day of the cessation of their refugee status, one and a half thousand Rwandan refugees crowded into the Lusaka Anglican Cathedral in … Continue reading

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Playing with people’s lives: the plight of Rwandan refugees in the Great Lakes region

TweetBeing a Rwandan refugee living in the Great Lakes region right now is a dangerous occupation, not least in Uganda where tens of thousands continue to live in exile. They have been, and continue to be, caught up in power … Continue reading

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